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Driving Green, Be an EcoDriver



Buying green is a good step to reducing the environmental impacts of automobile use. But it doesn't end there. How you drive and how well you maintain your vehicle will also make a difference.

MBUSA, a proud sponsor of EcoDriving USA, teaches how you can drive greener. Believe it or not, you may already have much of what you need to save money at the gas pump. And you could reduce your carbon dioxide...
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Mercedes-Benz USA Assumes Distribution of Tiny smart Cars

Mercedes-Benz USA and Penske Automotive Group are negotiating the transition, distribution rights, management, sales and marketing activities of smart USA. Up until now, Penske has been in charge of such details. When negotiations are finalized, likely by the end of the second quarter, Mercedes-Benz USA will step up to the plate and take over.

The transition is a good idea considering last year's reorganization at smart headquarters in Germany. Why should smart be managed…

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Mercedes-Benz USA to Acquire Smart Vehicle Distribution from Penske

 

Mercedes-Benz USA and Penske Automotive Group, the world's second largest automotive dealer, are currently negotiating an agreement that would move the distribution, sales and marketing smart USA to MB USA. This agreement is expected to be completed by the time the second quarter of 2011 ends.

The move is in line with the smart brand's planned growth strategy, and it will also underscore MB USA's commitment to providing vehicles that meet future...
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Mercedes-Benz Diesels Growing in Numbers

Mercedes-Benz currently offers diesel vehicles in its E-, M-, GL-, and R-class models in the U.S. and there is an S-class on the way. Powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine as the company's other American diesel models, the new S350 BlueTec will be offered exclusively with 4Matic all-wheel drive; and it's expected to arrive this fall.

Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce more diesels into the U.S. market. According to?

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Mercedes to Expand Diesel Lineup in U.S.

 

With fuel prices on the rise, Mercedes is set to expand their diesel lineup in the United States.

The company currently sells diesel variants of the E-, M-, GL-, and R-Class in America, but Car and Driver is reporting the GLK250 BlueTec will join the S350 BlueTec at dealerships this fall. Essentially a renamed GLK250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the BlueTec will likely be powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine with approximately 201 hp (150 kW / 204...
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Mercedes-Benz Wants Full Hybrid Lineup by 2013




Mercedes-Benz wants to have a full hybrid lineup in both Europe and the United States by 2014.

"We have a leading position in the premium segment concerning alternative propulsion systems, and we will defend it," said Daimler's E-Drive and Future Mobility chief, Herbert Kohler, in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

The full hybrid lineup will include a C-Class hybrid and E-Class hybrid variants launched in Europe by 2013 and the S-Class plug-in hybrid...
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Around the World in... a Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz developed a B-class electric-fuel (EF) vehicle. Proving its technical acuity, Mercedes-Benz planning to drive the car around the world in 125 days. In total, the journey will cover 14 countries on four continents, including portions of the United States.

The F-cell is powered by electricity generated by an onboard hydrogen fuel-cell stack and stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor produces 134 horsepower (hp) and 215 lb.-ft. of torque, providing a…

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Mercedes Confirms SLS AMG E-Cell Production



Mercedes has officially confirmed plans to put the SLS AMG E-Cell into production.

Green-lighted under the company's "AMG Performance 2015" strategy, the production model will likely mimic the prototype that has been leaked, teased, and driven by David Coulthard.

As you may recall, the car is motivated by a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery which sends power to four synchronous electric motors that produce a combined 392 kW (526 bhp / 533 PS) and 880 Nm...

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BIOME: A Frankenstein Concept


We've always been told to dream big. For this year's Los Angeles Design contest, Mercedes-Benz inventors have done exactly that by whipping up a futuristic concept named...

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